Record Details

NHER Number:5465
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman cauldron hoard and Iron Age and Roman finds


In 1974 a metal detectorist discovered a hoard of Roman cauldrons and other vessels, including a wooden handle. Subsequent metal detecting on the site has recovered an Iron Age brooch, Roman brooches, coins and pottery.

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Map Sheet:TL78NW

Full description

1974. Found with metal detector in peaty soil on sand, top of hoard 30cm to 38cm (12 to 15') below surface.
3 copper alloy cauldrons side by side in one a patera/strainer and cruciform handle: in the other a copper alloy bowl, containing another, which contained wooden handle, iron ladle flat handle (copper alloy), all covered with an iron pan.
Dolphin brooch nearby.
E. Rose (NAU)

December 1997. Metal detecting finds.
2 Roman coins. See list in file.
Round section ring, rather better made than most rings. Decorated with 3 pairs of oblique grooves (set in herring bone fashion) on the outer face, any other decoration is obscured by corrosion. Clearly old, Roman to medieval, but otherwise not dateable. Interior diameter 19mm, exterior diameter 25mm.
Identified by H. Geake (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 31 January 1998.

January & March 1999. Metal detecting.
2 Roman coins near cauldron find spot, and 1 at NGR (see Notes).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 4 September 2001.

6 October 1999 and 5 January 2000. Metal detecting.
2 Roman coins, Roman finger ring and sherds.
Close to cauldron find spot.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 30 November 2000.

26 March 2002. Metal detecting.
Late Iron Age/Early Roman brooch.
?Roman terret? (S1)
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 20 April 2002.

22 May 2007. Metal detecting.
Hod Hill brooch.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 28 July 2007.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • RING (Undated)
  • BROOCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BOWL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HOARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HOARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAINER (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Serial: 1974. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1974. No 21. pp 4-5.
---Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Hockwold Cum Wilton.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Unknown. 2002. Sketch of a possible Roman terret.. Film. 1:1.

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